Yorkshire League North: Skipper Elvidge stars as Scarborough hold out for draw

Yorkshire Premier League North round up
Yorkshire Premier League North round up

Scarborough skipper Ben Elvidge starred with bat and ball to help his side edge to a draw at home to Hull.

Half-centuries from opener Matthew Wilkinson, 52, and Tom Appleyard, 53, helped Hull to post 224-4 from their 50 overs.

Elvidge helped restrict the visitors, taking 2-51 off 14 overs, while new Zimbabwean pace ace Richard Ngarava and Sam Carver took the other wickets to fall.

The Scarborough reply started in disastrous fashion as Steven Sergeant induced a nick behind from opener Oli Stephenson and James Phillips safely pouched behind the stumps.

Mark Tennant quickly followed for two from four balls before Darren Harland, 32, James Pick, 61, and Elvidge, 59 all steered Scarborough towards a competitive total.

Former Scarborough all-rounder Chris Grey did for Elvidge before dismissing Kristian Wilkinson, 2, and Carver, 18, following the dismissals of Alex Carrie, 1, and Theo Smith, 13.

Number 10 Jack Holt and 11 Ngarava faced an uphill battle to help the home side avoid a second successive defeat, but Holt remained unbeaten on 10 from 16 balls and the Zimbabwean Ngarava was 6 not out from 8 to steer the side to a draw and two points in the process.